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Stories from the Field

@King & Wood Mallesons / 6:00pm / 28 August 2014

Interested in International Humanitarian Law?

King & Wood Mallesons is hosting the event “Stories from the Field”. Dorsa Nazemi-Salman and Ramin Heshampour will talk about their experiences in the field.

Date – Thursday, 28 August 2014
Time – 5.45pm for a 6pm start
Venue – King & Wood Mallesons, Level 30, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Cost – free! But RSVP is required here: www.trybooking.com/FMZA

The Australian Red Cross course in International Humanitarian Law

@The College of Law / 5:00pm / 20 August 2014

This particular course is designed for those seeking an introductory understanding of IHL. The course is designed to allow and encourage students to progress to the intermediate IHL course, run later in the year. I would recommend this course to almost any law student.

Time: 5.30 – 8.30
Date: Wednesday, 20 August & Wednesday 3 September
Venue: The College of Law WA Ground Floor, 263 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA
Cost: $20 fulltime students/Red Cross; $50 standard registration (non CPD); $70 for CPD registration.

To register visit www.trybooking.com/FMPG. Please contact Renata Sivacolundhu via email: rsivacolundhu@redcross.org.au or tel: 08 9225 1928 if you have any queries about this course.

A Social Justice Intiative

@ Central Park Theaterette / 5:00pm / 20 August 2014

Here is a great opportunity for law students who are involved or would like to be involved with Social Justice initiatives. The Young Lawyers Committee of the Law Society of WA is running a Social Justice Opportunities Evening.

DATE: Wednesday, 20 August 2014
TIME: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
VENUE: Central Park Theaterette, Podium Level, 152 – 158 St Georges Terrace, Perth
COST: Free for Law Society members, otherwise $20 – registration essential as places are limited: complete the form on the attached flyer.

The event features speakers from a number of NGOs, CLCs, and not for profit organizations, who will present the opportunities that are available with these organizations. The speakers will run for approximately an hour, and there will be a networking event afterwards with a chance to meet the speakers and representatives from other organizations in attendance.

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Practical Legal Training : Seminar by the College of Law

@Law Lecture Theatre (UWA) / 1:00pm / 19 August 2014

What are the requirements to become a qualififed legal practitioner? What is Practical Legal Training (PLT)? How does College of Law fit into all of this?

Answers to these questions will be provided by the College of Law at 1pm on Tuesday the 19th of August. COme along to find out all you need to know and ask questions after the presentation

How to Pursue a Career in Human Rights Law

@Law Lecture Theater (UWA) / 1:00pm / 9 September 2014

VENUE: Law Lecture Theatre (LAWS 1.06)
DATE: Tuesday 9 September 2014
TIME: 1300 – 1400
GUEST SPEAKERS: Jo-Ann Lim and Justin Flurscheim

Two former UWA Law students who have spent nine years working in the developing world, have kindly agreed to return to the Law School to share their experiences and offer suggestions about pursuing an alternative law career in Human Rights. Come along and meet Jo-Ann and Justin and find out about ways to pursue similarly rewarding career with your law degree.

Jo-Ann Lim graduated from UWA Law School in 2002 with a combined Law and Arts degree. She has primarily worked on violence against women issues in Cambodia (domestic violence, rape and sexual assault and human trafficking of women for sexual exploitation). Jo-Ann worked for Cambodia’s largest human rights non government organisation (NGO) The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO) for several years as the Women’s Rights Consultant, contributing to law reform in her area as well as writing the NGO Shadow Report to the CEDAW Committee. Jo-Ann is currently a PhD student at UWA Law School researching customary law and violence against women and children in Cambodia.

Justin Flurscheim graduated from UWA Law School in 2001 with a combined Law and Commerce degree. After a short stint on the Terrace working as an accountant and a commercial lawyer he opted for an alternative career path. His work has brought him to Papua New Guinea working in anti-corruption and then Cambodia working on monitoring state human rights abuses, conducting advocacy and lobbying against the government and the funding of development projects. Justin is currently studying a Masters in Law at Curtin and is also tutoring various laws units at UWA.

Career Opportunities

Interested in international law? This is for you

Applications Close 30 September 2014 /   Uploaded

The Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Australian Branch of the International Law Association call for applications for the 2015 Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship.

2015 marks the ninth year that the Nygh Internship will be awarded. Each year, the internship provides a graduate or post graduate student with the rare opportunity to travel to The Hague in the Netherlands and work in the area of Private International Law.

Successful applicants receive a contribution towards their living expenses for the duration of the internship. Applications for the 2015 Nygh Internship close on 30 September 2014. Prospective applicants should visit the AIIA’s website at www.internationalaffairs.org.au or email Tsjatsja Westerveld at Tsjatsja.Westerveld@allens.com.au.

Try something different – intern with the NSW Law Reform Commission

Applications Close 26 September 2014 /   Uploaded13 August 2014

It’s internship time and here’s a great opportunity for penultimate students with the NSW Law Reform Commission.

The NSW Law Reform Commission (LRC) is taking applications for legal internships during the 2014-15 summer university vacation.

An internship at the LRC provides an opportunity to work closely with the Commissioners and law reform staff and contribute directly to the development of proposals for law reform. Depending on the reference this could mean undertaking research, contributing to drafting consultation documents, assisting with consultation processes, or helping draft reports. The LRC credits the contribution of interns in its published papers.

If this sounds interesting to you further information, including the time periods for the internship and application guidelines, can be found in the pamphlet below.

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The Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation is open for Clerkships

Applications Close 12 September 2014 /   Uploaded13 August 2014

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the native title representative body for the Traditional Owners of the Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia.

Each year, YMAC offers vacational clerkship opportunities in its Legal and Research and Heritage departments. These clerkships are aligned with university holidays and take place on multiple occasions throughout the year.

To apply for a vacation clerkship, please send through your CV and a copy of your current academic record to jobs@ymac.org.au.

Please see the attached flyer for more information

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The Aurora Internship is now taking applicants

Applications Close 29 August 2014 /   Uploaded13 August 2014

The Aurora Project was established in 2006 as a result of a report into the professional development needs of lawyers at Native Title Representative Bodies. Over the years it has grown to encompass other projects in the broader area of Indigenous education and Indigenous affairs generally.

Much of their work aims to strengthen Indigenous organisations by supporting their staff and facilitating opportunities for all Australians to work in these organisations. Aurora also runs projects aimed at improving educational outcomes for Indigenous Australians.

The legal Internship Program has since expanded to include anthropology and some social science (archaeology, cultural heritage, environmental management, human geography, history and sociology) students and graduates, now placed at the 15 NTRBs and at over 70 other Indigenous corporations, government bodies, community groups and other policy organisations Australia-wide.

In 2009, Aurora piloted the placement of business interns at NTRBs and other organisations.

The Internship Program, combined with Aurora’s training and professional development program, support the recruitment and retention of staff at NTRBs in particular.

For more information regarding the internship see the flyer attached below

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The WA Ombudsman are seeking high calibre students

Applications Close 29 August 2014 /   Uploaded13 August 2014

The West Australian Ombudsman is also seeking applicants,

‘We are currently seeking applications for the 2015 Vacation Clerkship program from high calibre students who have undertaken Administrative Law units as part of their law degree. The students will be exposed to a full range of the activities of the Office and will be mentored by senior members of staff. The clerkship program will be offered during the summer vacation for a period of four weeks to be negotiated between 19 January and 20 February 2015.

The clerkship is an excellent opportunity to gain insights and experience working in a highly professional body with a strong focus on the principles and practices of administrative law.’

There’s more information regarding the clerkship here:

http://search.jobs.wa.gov.au/page.php?pageID=160&windowUID=0&AdvertID=164063

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